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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
week away from the fiscal cliff. talks to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts won't resume until thursday. andrew spencer has the very latest. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers says president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were gonna go over the cliff before. we are gonna now because that's what the president wants. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner failed to get enough vote for his plan b on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people making more than a million dollars a year. on friday, they left town with no deal. >> i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevent as tax hike on middle-class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> raising taxes could still be red ink as far as i can see and it would hurt jobs. >> reporter: some long-time lawmakers are dismayed by the perpetual gridlock. >> i feel it's more likely we'll go over the cliff than not and if we allow that to happen, it will be the
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
obama. it's the first time all five are meeting since november. economists hope they'll come up with a plan to avoid automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. some fear the meet as good just for show, however a big development with the senate minority leader. he spoke directly with the president for the first time in negotiations. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming up against a hard dead line here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> the main sticking point is who should pay more in taxes. democrats want a hike on households making more than $400,000 a year and republican aids say their leaders might get on board with that offer. >>> meanwhile if they aren't able to avoid the fiscal cliff people here in alabama will be especially hard hit. that's because prop 30 will soon mean higher sales taxes and higher income taxes on the state's top earners, the fiscal cliff would add to that hitting all american with higher taxes. >> i don't know if there's a word to describe how
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
for one year and it puts a freeze on congressional pay just days after president obama said they should get a raise. but much more is on the line in the coming weeks. the senate has put off dealing with government spending cuts for another two months and they need to address the debt ceiling and long-term budget plans. >> it's the debate we'll have next and it's a debate republicans are ready for. >> reporter: and the next debate is in the house. we'll see if they pass the senate deal when they get back to work in less than two hours. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is 7:13. some san francisco workers can expect slightly bigger paychecks starting today. that's because the minimum wage just went up in the city. the minimum wage is now $10.5 in san francisco. the state minimum wage in california is $8 an hour. >>> 7:13. pg&e customers, you'll see changes on your bill this month. starting today, electric bills go up about 2%. but gas rates, they are going down, almost 6%. however, the smaller gas prices, they won't last long. next month, pg&e will rais
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